Music

Music Curriculum

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

           

Year 8

           

Year 9

           

Year 10

           

Year 11

        Revision and Exam Preparation Revision and Exam Preparation

 

Department Aims

The Music Department will provide a learning environment which enables students to develop their musical skills in order for them to produce work that reflects an understanding of themselves and their environment.

The general aim of the program of music studies is to present a broad and balanced scheme of work which explores different techniques of composition, ideas and approaches to music. All students should being to understand music of differing times and cultures so that they are able to discern the formal differences and apply them to their own work.

How Parents can help

Listen to a wide variety of music at home.
Ensure that GCSE Music students practice their instrument on a weekly basis.

KS3 Curriculum Information

Year 7

Musical Ingredients

I've Got Rhythm

Minimalism

Perform It!

Compose It!

Year 8

Music and ICT:  Programme Music and Club Dance Music

Popular Music in Context:  Blues

Your Choice

KS4 Curriculum Information including qualifications

Year 9

Free composition work

Brief Composition work

Ensemble performing

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.5.

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.8

Year 10 

Free composition work

Ensemble work

Solo work

Queen’s Killer Queen

Purcell’s Music For A While, William’s Star Wars

Schwartz’s Defying Gravity

Year 11

Brief Composition

Ensemble Work

Solo Performance Work

Afro Celt Sound System:  Release

Spalding:  Samba Em Preludio

Listening Paper Work

Exam Board and Specification Information – Year 11

Edexcel.

Exam Board and Specification Information – Years 9 and 10

Edexcel.

Assessment

KS3: Students are assessed at the end of each topic via a performance of their composition and a listening test based on the topic.

KS4: Students are regularly assessed with vocabulary tests, listening tests, compositions are marked to the exam criteria as are solo piece and ensemble work.

Homework

KS3: Set to revise key words or to prepare work needed in class.

KS4: Revision for tests, projects, solo, ensemble and composition work.

Extra Curricula Information

Rehearsals run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. From Sept-Dec they are for the Christmas Show from Jan-July they are for the Summer Production. 

Websites

YouTube
G.C.S.E Bitesize.

Revision Guides

Yet to be printed for the new specification, students have been issued with revision cards made by AHs.

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